Puebla, Mexico, located 75 miles southeast of Mexico City, is the country's fourth largest metropolitan city with more than one million inhabitants. As an affluent and safe area, it's a prime travel destination for millions of visitors each year who come to Puebla for its temperate climate, beautiful, Mexican Baroque architecture, colorful tiles and pottery, and outstanding traditional cuisine.
Since the Spanish built Puebla from the ground up, the downtown area contains over 2,600 historic sites recognized as a World Heritage Center. Some of the country's most famous religious structures, historic buildings and beautiful, old homes are found in this area.
· Patio de los Azulejos – Designed in 1676, the building is one of Puebla's most famous examples of Baroque architecture adorned with hand-made, inland Talavera tiles that have been preserved for centuries.
· Convent of Santa Rosa – The former convent's kitchen, adorned in Talavera tiles from top to bottom is home to the original recipe for mole pablano, today's Mexican taco, that was once cooked daily by the nuns.
· Capilla del Rosario – Built in 1690, the Chapel of the Rosary, was once referred to as the “8th wonder of the world”because of its Baroque architecture and interior filled with gilded gold plaster walls and canopies and spectacular religious paintings.
Talavera tiles are synonymous with Puebla's history and culture. The hand-made, glazed ceramics produced since the 16th century are found in tiles and household pottery items that have become collector's items for people around the world. Uriate Talavera, Mexico's oldest business and longest operating factory, has been creating Talavera pottery since 1824. Made entirely of clay with hand-painted glazes, one piece of pottery can take weeks or months to produce. Designs include flowers, animals and Mayan themes, but one of the most sought Talavera ceramics contains a vivid blue paint made from cobalt that comes from Africa.
For the last 150 years, Puebla has celebrated Cinco de Mayo, a historic festival that originated here in 1862 when General Zaragoza and Mexican soldiers declared victory over the French army. Festivities include a military parade, battle re-enactment and an international mole festival with Puebla's world-famous mole pablano, hand-made masa tortillos, sauces, chilis and even some of the best barbeque south of the border. Each May, visitors, world-class chefs and famous food critics come to Puebla from around the world to experience Cinco de Mayo and Puebla's authentic, world-famous cuisine.
Welcome to Presidente InterContinental Puebla. The hotel is strategically located on the main avenue of access to the city, and has a privileged location for the historic center, Angelopolis and industrial parks areas. Our cuisine ranges from traditional poblano food to international cuisine of Alfredo Di Roma.
With an incomparable location, the Holiday Inn Express is the best choice when coming to Puebla for business and leisure alike. The spacious rooms, modern facilities and excellent service create a unique and enjoyable travel experience.
Our location is convenient to the airport (PBC), to where we offer transportation prior reservation, and near Finsa Industrial Park and major companies. After work, rest in our modern, comfortable facilities and relax at the rooftop pool and enjoy drinks at the bar with table games.
As always my entire experience in the PI was good, but there was some incidents:
1. The guy who marked my check in, did not recognize me as IHG member.
2. In my reservation I ask for a king size bed[More]
but when I entered to the room was a double bed room, I complained at the reception and ther make the change, but I have to wait about 30 minute to change the room.
3. It was a confuse regarding the last name of one of the other guest, and some one of the reception called me and he told me that I was registered my check out but my luggage was still en the room. [Less]